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Does Hair Laser Removal Cause Miscarriage
No: I'm sorry someone troubled you by suggesting this. Despite the daily foolishness that you read in the "pop" media, the things that really and truly cause cancer are either things that mutate genes (light beams won't do this) or that cause ongoing massive cell turnover (again, lasers won't do this.) decisions about body hair are extremely personal; if you know what you want, go for it. ...Read more
Some discomfort: This involves pulsing light over the area to be treated. The light is absorbed by the target, in this case hair. The light is converted to heat, which causes damage to the hair follicle. You will feel discomfort because of the heat. This can be minimized by using proper cooling techniques. It's also important to avoid treating skin that is tan. Use appropriate lasers by well-trained physicians. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: the cost varies from experience of practitioner and the quality of their lasers. Large areas more than small 9 chest ve face) Figure legs would be about $2000 for the package of 7 the back may be more. ...Read more
What method of permanent hair removal can remove unpigmented hairs on lip and chin? Did laser hair removal treatment cause vitiligo to spread
It can: Any laser treatment can cause scarring because it uses thermal energy to do the work. People who are pre-disposed to what is called post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can develop dark spots in response to any trauma. This is less likely if the treating doctor has experience and uses the proper settings. It is more likely if one does not carefully follow post-op instructions like avoiding sun. ...Read more
Only surgery : All pigmented lesions (nevi, moles) should be checked by a dermatologist & removed only if suspicious or worrisome by surgical excision or biopsy. This way the lesions can be checked under a microscope to ensure that it is not cancer. This is especially important if there is a personal or family history of melanoma, or the mole has been changing. See a dermatologist for a skin check & advice. ...Read more
Not likely: Anything is possible but laser hair removal has been very popular worldwide for over ten years and with the number of people enjoying it we haven't observed a jump in skin cancer. The wavelengths of light typically used for hair removal are in the range of 550-1100nm while those of uva and b, typically felt to cause skin cancer are in the 10-300nm range. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: No such thing as hair removal - rather hair reduction. Every treatment with an effect laser (i.e. Diode, or alexandrite) reduces the growing hair by 80%. Since hair growth is cyclical, you must go for treatments every 4-6 weeks. Other lasers are less effective. Do your research before actually going to a laser clinic! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is laser hair removal safe? Does it cause cancer or skin pigmentation? I have excessive hair growth and really want to get rid of it.
Like rubberband snap: Laser hair removal should not hurt beyond sensation like rubberband snap. If you are having pain you are most likely being treated with wrong type of laser. Only yag laser will actually kill hair follicles and with the proper treatment under the direction of a doctor, not at a day spa, your treatment should be basically painless. ...Read more
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